MASS INTENTIONS for the week ahead:
Sat Vigil: Bridget Mc Clorey, Eilish Cassidy, Valerie Monaghan M.M.
Sun 9am: Joe Wallace
Sun 11.30am: Jimmy Keogh, Tracey Doyle.
Tues 7.30pm: Pat Farrell, late of Frayne Fri 9.30am: Carmel King
Sat Vigil: Marietta Mc Mahon, Kit, Bernadette & G.B.Raleigh.
Sun 9am: Margaret Kane.
Sun 11.30am: Tom Mc Guinness, Margaret Dunne
WEEKDAY MASSES: Mon 8am, Tues 7.30pm, Wed, Thurs & Fri at 9.30am, Sat at 10am.
MINISTERS OF THE WORD for next weekends’ Masses are: Vigil (Apr 1st) Stephanie Martin 11.30am (Apr 2nd) Julie A. Corrigan
MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST for next weekends’ Masses are: Vigil (Apr 1st) Mairead Farrell, Enda Kelly & Susan Kenny 11.30am: (Apr 2nd) Joseph Mc Govern, Dawn Finnegan, Anthony Leavy & Finula Garrahy
ADORATION OF BLESSED SACRAMENT: on Friday commencing after morning Mass and continuing throughout the day until late.
COLLECTIONS: (for last Sunday and St.Patrick’s Day) Athboy €1570, Rathmore €370, Rathcairn €395. Thank you for your generous support.
FEASTDAYS in the week ahead: Sat April 1st – St Ceallach
REST IN PEACE: Your prayers are requested for Sean Downes, Trim (David’s father)
WELCOME: We welcome with great joy and congratulations our newly baptised – Liam Flood, Ellie Byrne and Eabhaoin Brady. Many congratulations to their parents and god parents also.
WE WELCOME the boys and girls together with their families who are preparing for their First Holy Communion. As part of their preparation, they are invited to read the Prayers of the Faithful and participate in the Offertory procession for the remaining Sundays in Lent.
FIRST CONFESSIONS: The boys and girls are also making their First Confession this week: on Mon Mar 27th at 7.30pm in Athboy, on Tues Mar 28th in Rathmore at 2pm and in Rathcairn on Wed 29th Mar at 7.30pm.
WE ALSO WELCOME THE SMA: The Society of African Missions - will speak at all Masses this weekend. The Society was founded in France in 1856 and when it was established in Ireland in 1878, it was the first exclusively missionary congregation to send out missionaries from Ireland. The main mission of the SMA is in Africa where members work in 17 countries. Today there are about 900 members and 270 seminarians preparing to be missionaries. The SMA asks for the support of prayers for the success of its missionary work. Our greatest needs are funds to educate our seminarians and to continue work among the poorest people of the earth.
BREDA O’BRIEN TALK: In preparation for the World Meeting of Families 2018, Breda O’Brien who is a wife, mother and journalist with the Irish Times, will deliver a talk at St. Mary’s Primary School, Trim on Thursday 30th March at 8pm. All are welcome. Breda also founded the Irish chapter of Feminists for Life in 1992.
SOSAD WELLNESS SHEETS are available at the back of the Church.
BAPTISMAL MEETING: The next baptismal meeting for parents who wish to have their babies’ baptised takes place on Monday April 3rd 2017 at 8pm in the Parochial House. Please enrol in advance to the Parochial House.
BINGO in aid of Church funds takes place on Sunday April 9th at 3pm in the Darnley Lodge Hotel.
TROCAIRE BOXES are available at the back of all the Churches.
PIONEER LENTEN CHALLENGE: take a short term pledge by visiting www.pioneerassociation.ie
VOCATIONS DAY at St. Benedict’s Priory, Cobh for women discerning a vocation to the religious Life on Sunday April 1st. Contact Mother Prioress for details on 021 4811 354.
MEATH DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES led by Bishop Smith 12-17 September. Fares from €699. There is a special section for sick pilgrims and a youth section. To book contact Pilgrimages Abroad 01 6359300.
CHRISM MASS takes place on Wed 12th April in the Cathedral, Mullingar at 7pm.
CARD NIGHT 3 X 25 Fri Mar 31st in Rathcairn at 8.30pm in aid of COIS Amenity Park Development Fund. Tickets €20.
FR MURPHY AC 1OK road race and fun run takes place on Easter Sunday April 16th in Kildalkey. Online Registration €15 or €20 on the day. Further details on our Facebook page.
ATHBOY ICA will meet at 8pm on Monday 3rd April in St. James’ Hall, the Kitchen, Athboy. Guest speaker: The Arch Club. Competition: An Easter Egg.
THE MEATH BRANCH OF THE IRISH WHEELCHAIR ASSOCIATION are seeking volunteers to assist with their activities, which include organising outings for wheelchair users. Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer please contact Hugh at 087 295 7298.
POPE FRANCIS’ WORDS FOR LENT:
Do you want to fast this Lent?
Fast from hurting words & say kind words,
Fast from sadness & be filled with gratitude,
Fast from anger & be filled with patience,
Fast from pessimism & be filled with hope,
Fast from worries & trust in God,
Fast from complaints & contemplate simplicity,
Fast from bitterness & fill your heart with joy,
Fast from pressures & be prayerful,
Fast from bitterness & fill your heart with joy,
Fast from selfishness & be compassionate to others,
Fast from grudges & be reconciled,
Fast from words & be silent so you can listen.